Festal Eucharist

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Sunday, April 15, 2018
11:00 am High Altar


The Gospel for The Third Sunday of Easter is from Luke 24, wherein the risen Christ reveals himself on the road to Emmaus to two followers and then later (if you were to continue on past today's Gospel through the rest of Luke 24) to the eleven disciples gathered together, where Jesus actually eats before them a broiled fish and a honeycomb. Is he a ghost? Clearly not. Does he have a body? Yes, but one that is so much more than what we have.

What to make of this? These sermons by the Rector might help:

For John Updike (2009)
The Name and Power of Jesus (2006)
Physical Faith (2003)


O God, whose blessed Son did manifest himself to his disciples in the breaking of bread: Open, we pray thee, the eyes of our faith, that we may behold him in all his redeeming work; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Included in this Choral Eucharist are hymns sung by the congregation and choir, additional music sung exclusively by the choir, lessons, prayers, a sermon, and a Rite I Mass. All baptized Christians are welcome to receive Holy Communion.

Celebrant: Fr Turner

Preacher: Fr Turner

Deacon: Fr Ritter

Subdeacon: Fr Daniels

Sung by: The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys

Prelude: Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, BWV 663, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

The Liturgy of the Word

Service: Missa Sancti Nicolai, Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Hymn: 182
Christ is alive! Let Christians sing

Lesson: Acts 3:12-19

Psalm: 4 Anglican Chant (Walford Davies)

Epistle: 1 John 3:1-7

Alleluia: Harmonized plainchant

Gospel: Luke 24:36b-48

Anthem: Ego sum panis vivus, William Byrd (c.1543-1623)

Anthem: Ave verum, Richard Dering (c.1580-1630)

Hymn: 208
The strife is o'er, the battle done

Voluntary: Praeludium in G, Nicolaus Bruhns (1665-1697)

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